A casual American or Canadian corruption of the term "Indian", referring to Native Americans. The earliest Europeans thought they had landed in India and applied "Indian" to the indigenous population. "Injun" more commonly heard during a period when the term "Indian" was used, often pronounced in later years only by children. Not typically meant as derogatory, as American "Indians" came to be admired during the latter period of common usage. Rarely used today, if so used in a typically light-hearted if politically-incorrect fashion. Can be derogatory given intent and inflection.
Uh-oh, we are entering Injun country!
by walkerny September 07, 2010
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A racially offensive epithet used towards Native Americans. However, Columbus was wrong, this racial slur was in fact meant for inhabitants of India and has now been recently claimed at the University of Washington.

Modern equivalent of "Nigga", except its used to refer to Indians who, thanks to Kumar, are finally in mainstream American culture.

Can be used in reference to other people who are "down with the brown". This EVEN includes white people, as long as they're tight with some Indians.
"Yo what up my injun!"
"Injun please..."
"I'm gonna have to go fuck that injun up!"
"Shame on a injun"
by Samir Patel January 31, 2005
n. derogatory term for a native american.
Let's play cowboys and injuns.
by fizzle April 05, 2004
a redneck term for indian (the native american kind)
Billy 'moonshine' Bob: hey tha injun stoleded my wheels
by PlayDohMan May 11, 2004
Injun, is not a racial or ethnic slur as people want it to be.

It was a convention of the word indigenious which describes a group of people that inhabit a geographical area.
Are you Injun? Meaning: Are you native?
by costya March 22, 2009
Racist slur toward a person of native american heritage.

See also ijin ; it's spelt this way so that it doesn't sound like it's mistaken for "engine".
"Damn injuns livin' in them teepees!"
by Dave April 06, 2004
Indian gentlemen. Person from asian sub continent, althought also possibly Pakistani, Sri Lankan. Malay or Indo.
Injun, Fella who calls you at dinner time trying to sell you credit cards, mobile phones and other junk.
by groverj January 02, 2010

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